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Life Issues® Institute

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

The Worst and Best of Times

  • Monday, May 9, 2016

One of my favorite literary quotes is from a book published nearly 200 years ago, Charles Dicken's "A Tale of Two Cities."  It's the well-known introduction, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...   "

In many ways, Dicken's description of the contrasts and comparisons between London and Paris during the French Revolution is as applicable today as it was in the late 1700s  . . . there are major conflicts between good ...

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One Minute Mother's Day Reflections

  • Monday, April 18, 2016

My mom has been an amazing blessing in my life and in the lives of my children.  Esperanza, which means hope in Spanish, has lived with my children and I for over a decade.  She is 80 now and I'm keenly aware of how fleeting and precious time with her is now.

Brad Mattes notes in a special Mother's Day "Life Issues®" radio series that Mother's Day is the perfect time to recall all the things your mom has done for you throughout your life:

"First and foremost she gave you life.  Your mom struggled through the ...

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Doritos and the Baby

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Every year, the Super Bowl draws a huge audience - and advertisers big and small go head-to-head trying to capture the largest segment of that audience.

But a commercial spot comes at a steep price, and advertisers from start-ups to stalwarts felt the pressure in this year's game.

Brad Mattes, President and speaker on "Life Issues®" wants to keep the pressure on the backlash which the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) has received in response to their attack on the Doritos commercial.

NARAL took to Twitter Sunday night to express outrage after a Doritos commercial during Super Bowl 50 ...

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January 17th is Sanctity of Life Sunday

  • Monday, January 4, 2016

Reading the newspaper or scrolling social media feeds, it's common place for pro-life news to be headlined:

Abortion . . . on Supreme Court’s plate in 2016: Detroit News January 3, 2016

Activists sparring over abortion see issue rising in 2016 for White House and Senate: AP News Twitter feed December 27, 2015

Abortions Fall to Record Low: L.A. Times, December 13, 2015

With Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 17th, 2016 quickly approaching, Brad Mattes, President of the Life Issues® Institute and host of the daily commentary, ”Life Issues®,” has assembled ...

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Every Life Precious in His Sight

  • Monday, November 30, 2015

While investigations continue into the tragic loss of three lives at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood and as we pray for the families of those who lost loved ones, I can't help but wonder about the innocent lives lost daily.  Every life, whether one not allowed to breathe outside its mother's womb, a police officer or civilians . . . each one precious in His sight.

In the midst of this tragedy, the pro-llife commitment remains steadfast.  Every day on "Life Issues®," Brad Mattes shares about the importance of life -- the lives of the unborn, of those near the end of ...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Monday, October 19, 2015

There's a guy at church named Scott who says I'm his girlfriend.

The reality is I'm just one of the many he refers to as his girlfriend.

Scott is special for a lot of reasons - he's quick to smile, likes everyone and is always eager to help.   Scott is near and dear to the hearts of many  . . . including mine.  Scott is 17 year olds and has Down syndrome.

Just as the other children in our church whom I've watched grow up, Scott has a special place in my heart.  He's taught me many things ...

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